The National Immunisation Schedule has changed for older people. Immunisation against shingles will be free at age 65 from 1 April 2018, and for the next two years for people aged 66 to 80 inclusive.
The effectiveness of immunisation can reduce as people age, this is why immunisation is recommended and free, at age 65 to protect against influenza, shingles, tetanus and diphtheria.
A new resource, ‘Immunisation for Older People’, is now available to order from HealthEd. This resource includes information on the recommended immunisations for adults aged 65+ to protect against several serious diseases.
For more resources and digital assets, please see our Immunisation Digital Communication Toolkit.
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